Veterinary Technicians

Shannon Walters, CVT – Small Animal Manager
Shannon was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. It wasn’t until 1992 she moved to Florida, where she graduated from Eastern Florida State College in 2003 and became a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician). In 2006, Shannon moved to Oregon and became a member of the CAC team. She and her husband Aaron were married in 2009 and together they have 2 children Emma and Logan, and 2 dogs Sadie and Dozer. The Walters Family is HUGE Oregon duck fans, and together they enjoy camping, hunting, and spending time with their family and friends.

Ashley McCauley, CVT
Ashley joined the Crater Animal Clinic team in the Fall of 2013. She graduated from the Vet Tech program at PIMA Medical Institute in 2010 and also earned her degree in Occupational Science. She loves working with animals and their owners. She enjoys spending her time with her four children and has three dogs. She enjoys reading, horseback riding and watching football.

Veterinary Assistants

Kayla Whisenhunt – Small Animal Assistant/ Boarding Manager
Kayla joined the Crater Animal Clinic team in the summer of 2013. She was born in Oregon but spent time as a child in Texas. When Kayla first started at Crater, she was working as a boarding technician. 6 years later she is now the manager of the boarding facility as well as a veterinary assistant in the small animal department. Kayla is currently taking online classes to become a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) and in her free time, she enjoys oil painting, drawing, and spending time outdoors.

Jaime Lyn Myers – Small Animal Assistant
Jaime Lyn was born in Southern California, moved to Southern Oregon in 2008, and was married in 2009. She lives with Camille and Ella, her two Arabian mares, Boomer and Justice, her 2 donkeys, Red the mule, two Australian Shepherds Bandit and Chase, and last but not least Amelia the cat who she rescued when she was a 4-week old kitten. Jaime Lyn was working as a Vet Assistant (which she has been doing since 2010) when she rescued her feline friend Amelia. She enjoyed showing her mare Camille while she was a junior horse, and now shows her Australian Shepherds in obedience. When she isn’t in the show ring, you can find Jaime Lyn spending time with all her critters.

Silver Siebert – Small Animal Assistant
Silver joined the CAC team in the early spring of 2017 with a history of working in the veterinary field and the Humane Society. She attended Crater High School and SOU. She enjoys kayaking, camping, hockey (GO BLACKHAWKS!!) and going on adventures with her boyfriend and their three rescue fur babies Echo, Ashland and Humphrey!

Ariel Marasco – Small Animal Assistant
Ariel is a Certified Veterinary Assistant who graduated from PIMA Medical Institute in CA. She has been a member of the CAC team since November of 2016. She has a love and passion for all types of animals and had 3 dogs of her own. When she isn’t working, Ariel enjoys being by the beach and going to sporting events with her son.

Caitlyn Gill – Small Animal Assistant
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Lucy Sheler – Small Animal Assistant
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Mikayla Pinnell – Large Animal Assistant
Mikayla joined our team in May of 2017. She graduated from Crater Lake Charter Academy as Valedictorian in 2017. Mikayla is attending Rogue Community College to get her Associate’s Degree in Business. She has two horses Lance and Kiss, which she competes in Hunter/Jumpers and Driving, and a cat named Paxie.

Emily Eckart – Large/Small Animal Assistant
In March of 2018, Emily began working in both the large and small animal departments as a veterinary assistant, with aspirations of Veterinary School. Emily moved to the Rogue Valley after completing an Honors and IB high school diploma in Eugene, OR. While in the valley, Emily is attending SOU to complete her Pre-Veterinary Biology Degree through the Honors Program. After ending her collegiate volleyball career in 2017, she spends her free time rock climbing, hunting, and training in mixed martial arts.

Michaela Langson – Large Animal Assistant
Michaela joined the large animal department in June 2018. She competed in Horse 4-H and OHSET during her high school years. After graduating from Butte Falls Charter School in 2013, she began training horses and starting colts at a facility in Ashland. During this time, she developed a passion for animal wellness and care, she pursued employment at Crater. In her spare time, Michaela enjoys barrel racing on her two horses Selena and Mayzi, as well as training dogs. She owns one dog (Zico) with titles in Schutzhund, Working Dogs of America and AKC Obedience/Scent Work. She also co-owns show dogs with her mom Meridith and can be found in the AKC Conformation Ring showing Black/Tan Coonhouds, Great Danes, and Australian Cattle Dogs.


Lori Lawrence – Reception Manager/Medical Director
Lori started working at Crater Animal Clinic in June of 2007 after moving here from Santa Clarita, California. She became involved in the veterinary industry because she loves working with clients and their animals. Lori married her husband, Matt, in September 2016. Together they enjoy wine tasting at the beautiful vineyards in Southern Oregon. Lori enjoys gardening, spending time with her two children Lindsay and Logan, and taking care of the family pets which include 2 horses, 3 dogs, and 3 cats.

Lauralee Sweet – Receptionist/Small Animal Assistant
Lauralee joined the Crater Animal Clinic team in the Fall of 2013. Lauralee is a native Oregonian who grew up in Klamath Falls. She is a graduate of Crater High and Southern Oregon University. She has experience in animal health and dog training including rehabilitation and release of a bald eagle, golden eagle and red tail hawk while in Klamath Falls. Lauralee likes to go camping, hiking, boating and playing in the woods with her family. They have a golden retriever, cockatiel, gold fish pond and visits from the local wildlife.

Joli Hobbs – Receptionist/Social Networking Director
Joli was born and raised in the Rogue Valley, graduated from Butte Falls High School in 2013, and joined the Crater Animal Clinic Team in October of 2014. She was involved in the 4-H program for 9 years where she received Reserve Champion Light Weight Market hog and Reserve Champion Senior Showman. In her free time she coaches high school volleyball, Cal Ripken softball, and plays co-ed and women’s slow-pitch softball and enjoys karaoke on the weekends.

Jade Bailey – Receptionist/Small Animal Assistant
Jade has been working at CAC since June 2017. She has been working as a receptionist and recently began working part time as a small animal assistant. She hopes to go to school to become a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) in the near future. Before working at Crater, Jade was a barista at the Human Bean in White City. She also graduated from Butte Falls Charter School in 2016. Jade is married to her best friend Gage Bailey and together they have many fur babies including; a fish, cats, dogs, and soon to be added to the Bailey Clan … CHICKENS!! In her free time, Jade likes to go camping, hiking, hunting, doing puzzles, and spending time with family and friends.

Mackenzie Cranston – Receptionist
Mackenzie started working at CAC in the Fall of 2015 as a boarding technician. In the late 2016, she left to go on a mission trip to South East Asia. When she returned home, she began working at Crater again … this time as a receptionist. Mackenzie has always loved animals, and had been involved in 4-H since she was in the 4th grade. She has plenty of fur babies including; Rue the husky, Charlie and Saria the cats, and Soren, Lucky, and Valentine a trio of pygmy goats. In her spare time, Mackenzie enjoys water sports, as well as hiking and camping around Oregon in the summer. In the winter months, she loves to downhill ski.

Jenna Hawley – Receptionist
Jenna has been working in reception with the Crater Animal Clinic team since August 2017. She has always been an animal lover. Growing up, Jenna was involved in the 4-H Program raising lambs. She has been riding horses her whole life and competing ever since. Jenna also just completed Phlebotomy School in Portland, OR. On top of working part time at both Asante and Crater, Jenna also runs a horse ranch out in Eagle Point!! When Jenna isn’t working (when isn’t she working?!) she travels to horse gymkhanas throughout the PNW. She is excited to be living the best of both worlds doing the things she loves, helping both people and animals!!

Toshyauna Petrie – Receptionist
Toshyauna has been at Crater Animal Clinic since July 2018. She is currently a student at RCC completing her Pre-Req’s for Veterinary Medicine. She is also in the process of becoming a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician). Toshyauna enjoys spending time with her dogs Alfanzo, Lilly, and Henry, and her cat Rogue. She also enjoys painting, watching baseball (GO ROCKIES!!), chasing waterfalls, watching ALL superhero movies, and throwing the javelin.

Kennel Technicians

Andrea Elrod – Kennel Technician
Andrea was born in Portland but has lived most of her life in the Medford area. She received a bachelor’s in Biology from Southern Oregon University and joined the Crater team in October 2006. She enjoys the challenge and change in the veterinary field and loves learning new things. Her goal is to become a veterinarian and continue her learning. In her spare time she loves reading.

Kyerah Oestreich – Kennel Technician
Kyerah is a kennel technician who cares for pets and makes them feel welcome at Crater Animal Clinic while their owners enjoy a nice vacation. Before starting her job as a kennel tech, Kyerah worked at Bobbio’s Pizza, feeding hungry customers. Although it was a fun job, Kyerah couldn’t ignore the hunger she had for being around animals and the medical field. Kyerah enjoys playing basketball, riding horses, studying anatomy and physiology, and volunteering at the Southern Oregon Speedway on Saturday nights.

Mati Powell – Kennel Technician
Mati is one of the kennel technicians we have here at Crater Animal Clinic. She has been with the clinic since February 2018. She has always had a soft spot for animals. Mati enjoys dogs and cats, but REALLY has a passion for horses. She is hoping to start her own rescue ranch for horses and cattle. In her spare time, Mati loves to hunt, fish, and do all sorts of other outdoor activities.

Kaity Kelsey – Kennel Technician
With her high passion for animals, Kaity has found her career path; helping animals and caring for those in need. When she was in high school, Kaity was an active member of the FFA Program raising swine, cattle, and sheep. She graduated from Eagle Point High School in 2018. She continues to be involved with raising livestock through her grandparent’s cattle ranch. She is currently enrolled in school though Penn Foster in hopes of becoming a Certified Veterinarian Technician (CVT). Outside of work, school, and her family ranch, Kaity enjoys playing with her dogs Brandi and Loki, and spending time with her niece and nephew.

Practice Manager

Diana Inkley, CVT
Diana was born and raised on a farm in the Rogue Valley and attended Crater High School. She has successfully show Arabian horses since the late ’70’s and enjoys showing English Setters as well. Diana has been working in the field of veterinary medicine since 1983 and joined the Crater Animal Clinic team in 2001.

Diana and her husband Sam have a son, Christian. She currently has two horses, one dog and three cats. Diana enjoys spending time hunting, camping and showing livestock with her family. She is also involved in the community with 4-H and FFA activities, especially with swine and sheep.


Shari Foster
Shari has been the bookkeeper here at Crater Animal Clinic since March 2011. She has spent the last 20 years working with many small businesses both locally and in her home town of San Jose, California. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2007 with her husband and daughter. She loves the outdoors and spends her leisure time camping, reading, paddle boarding, and practicing yoga. She is affectionately known at the clinic as, The Money Fairy.

If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (541) 779-0951.